By: Habiba Cooper Diallo
Last week I was at the Medsin Barts and London School of Medicine Global Surgery Short Course to present on obstetric fistula and explain what medical students can do to raise awareness and take action against fistula.
It was great to share the panel with Dr. Andy Leather (Lancet Commission on Global Surgery) and Dr. Ed Fitzgerald (LifeBox), while addressing questions from students. Thank you Medsin Barts for your warm welcome! Special thanks to Sarah and the team for organizing this superb short course and to Seth from Operation Fistula for recommending me.
Habiba Cooper Diallo
I am a Canadian fistula advocate and blogger, and the founder of the Women’s Health Organization International, WHOI. I have been doing fistula awareness-building in Canada for the past 10 years. My work on fistula has led me to Ghana, Senegal, Guinea, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone. I have been featured in Forbes, the HuffPost, and UNFPA